Louise Gluck

New York / United States
Louise Gluck
New York / United States
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The Wild Iris

Rating: 4.6
At the end of my suffering
there was a door.

Hear me out: that which you call death
I remember.

Overhead, noises, branches of the pine shifting.
Then nothing. The weak sun
flickered over the dry surface.

It is terrible to survive
as consciousness
buried in the dark earth.

Then it was over: that which you fear, being
a soul and unable
to speak, ending abruptly, the stiff earth
bending a little. And what I took to be
birds darting in low shrubs.

You who do not remember
passage from the other world
I tell you I could speak again: whatever
returns from oblivion returns
to find a voice:

from the center of my life came
a great fountain, deep blue
shadows on azure seawater.
Sylvia Frances Chan 21 December 2020
Amazing poem of greatest subjects, This is greatest poetic gem, dear great Poetess! What I most respected in you, is your evident great talent to create narrative poems. I like them very much. By narrations your poems come to life, Each poem you created IS alive. A poem's format causes the whole change in the attitude of the poem. Those are amazing words that come to LIVE. I truly enjoyed your poems and I still do. Fantastic poetic true words ALIVE.5 Stars Full Vote!
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Mahtab Bangalee 03 November 2020
It is terrible to survive as consciousness buried in the dark earth.....great write; the suffering of the death in every sense of life is active; There is pain in the veins of death consciousness, misery in the veins; No one wants to accept that. Even after this, everyone has to be the victim of that inevitable dirty inspiration. End comes for the dead and the earth survives, the sunlight lit up the entire just as before; Nature moves at its own pace. Loved ones like that......
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Natalia G 01 November 2020
Suffering heart and soul, which have lost The God
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Natalie 01 November 2020
Suffering heart, which has lost The God
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P A Noushad 16 October 2020
Deep blue shadows on azure seawater-great ending dear my friend Louise Gluck.
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Benjamin Uy, 12 October 2020
Words greater as great as its writer, This poets masterpiece, Brilliant genius,
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Mahtab Bangalee 10 October 2020
from the center of my life came a great fountain, deep blue shadows on azure seawater........great write
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Consantine Santas 10 October 2020
Superb. Reminds me of Emily Dickinson...
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EJWEJW 09 October 2020
This poem could be read much better than this. The reader sounds like a robot, with no feeling.
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Claire O''Neill 09 October 2020
Thought provoking and yet an easy read.
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